Sunday, August 6, 2017



Opening Songs:  “Everybody praise the Lord”

                “Grace like rain”

Opening words and prayer


Praise song:  “Lord, listen to your children praying”

Hearing the word

Children’s Story – Laura Nickel

Sermon Song: “To know your heart”

(Pre-K and younger children are dismissed to the nursery)

Scripture              Romans 9:1-5

Sermon: “Kindred”

Responding to the word

Hymn of Response: “I will sing”

Sharing and Prayer

Tithes and Offering 

Closing Hymn: “The way”



Assisted listening devices and large print hymnals are available at the audio-visual desk.

The cry room has a speaker so you can continue to listen to the service if you need to step out of the sanctuary.



In Christ, Paul firmly embraces his kindred and expands the category.



Pastor - Dave Nickel

Worship Leader - Rick Stauffer

Music Leader - Jon Harder

Nursery - Tracy & Holly Rocole

Nursery Next Sunday - Dallas & Barb Schlegel

Next Children's Story    

August’s Drivers - Jay & Becky Waegli

August’s Greeters - Jay & Becky Waegli

Snack Next Sunday - ??



Sunday Prayer Time - 9:15 am Room #2

August 13 - Commissioning Service, Communion

August 20 - Back to School POTLUCK

August 27 - Romans 12:12 themed service

Wed, August 30 - All church small group

Friday, Sept 1 - Sisters @ St. Marks 7pm

Saturday, Sept 16 - Neighborhood party

Sept 16-17 - Women’s Retreat at Swan Lake in Viborg, SD


Record for July 30

63 - Attendance

$ 2,362 - Offering

$ 68 - Birthday Offering

$ 66,526 - YTD Budget

$ 62,294 - YTD Offering

-$ 4,231 - YTD Deficit


Sunday School

Library  - Adult Group – Uniform Series

Room # 1 - Adult Group – Sermon Discussion

Room # 6 - Adult Group – The Gospel Next Door

Nursery - Preschool

Room # 8 - Grades K-2

Room # 7 - Grades 3-8

Room # 4 - Grades 9-12




STUDY - The Nurture Commission and Elders are working together to offer an all-church study ("Upside Down Living: Sharing Faith Stories") beginning in September and encourage everyone to join in. We are asking all small groups to participate and possibly have others join for the 6 lessons. We propose the groups meet Sept. 13, 27; Oct. 11, 25; Nov. 8, 15 and an all-church wrap-up on Nov. 29th. There may be a small group meeting Sunday afternoons and some sermons and worship activities will be coordinated as well. We are excited about this all-church event!


JOIN US - Get together with your girlfriends for an experience filled with laughter, storytelling and wisdom. Learn creative tools for celebrating the art of friendship and nurturing lasting relationships. The Wonderfully Made women's group is getting a group together for this event. Let Kathy Boshart know if you are interested in going with us on September 1st at 7:00 p.m.  kboshart75 [at] gmail.com.


PHOTOS - Worship committee requests pictures/images which represent part/all of Romans 12:12 (our 2017 theme verse). We will display them and hope to make a PowerPoint slide show of these images for use in worship August 27. Please send me your submissions.


CONFERENCE PRAYER REQUEST - Pray for conference ministers Dave and Shana Boshart, who celebrate their wedding anniversary this Friday, August 11. 


UPDATE - Our existing FMC Directory has been posted on a white table in the fellowship hall.  Please stop by and review it for needed updates to your address, telephone numbers, and email addresses.


Dear FMC family!

We are very excited today to receive a gift from you!! The message of Peace Love and Potluck surely touches our heart. Thank you very much for the lovely FMC coffee cup and cookbook (Moon's favorite). We miss you dearly. Keep us posted!


Moon and Kenneth Evans



Quarterly Theme Verse

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Romans 12:12